Tuesday 28 November 2023

Merry and Bright Lantern


Challenge #153 at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and this is my DT card.  I was cleaning up some Christmas left over boxes and found a panel I'd stamped ages ago with stamps from the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Bright Season set.  What a find, and there was a matching envelope made up stamps from the with the Little Lanterns set - I'd even added glossy accents to the red candles!  I reckon I must have stamped this prior to November 2016 - that was the last time I made up a card with this set and in those days I would usually make up multiple panels when I had a stamp set out and inked up.  Anyway, high time I used it!

So I cut a few lanterns from the matching die set, stacked them up and placed them over the candle and flame.  I added a large poinsettia (Sizzix Holiday Sketch) to the top and a simple "Merry & Bright" sentiment (Uniko Simply Said Blocks:Christmas) underneath.

I'd like to enter the Following Challenges
Snippets Playground Challenge #468 - Snippets of red for the poinsettia. gold for the poinsettia centre and black for the lantern;

Merry Little Christmas Challenge +53 - Anything Christmas Goes;

Christmas Kickstart Challenge #81 - If it's Christmassy link it up;

Peace on Earth Challenge #52 - Anything Christmas Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments always bring me joy and are always appreciated!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. Beautifully created card!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
    Diane POE Co-Owner
    {Nellies Nest}
    {Peace On Earth}

  2. What a gorgeous card with the lantern! And, love how you placed the beautiful poinsettia on top!

  3. Beautiful festive card Kate I love that lantern and Poinsettia a super make
    lorraine x

  4. Fabulous Christmas card. Lovely lantern and super big poinsettia.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. See you on the swings xxx

  5. WOW! My first thought was HOW did Kate do that? I love this card.


    Di xx

  6. Hi Kate,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What a very wonderful card and such a brilliant design also.
    Love that lantern.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L DT

  7. A stunning design, such a clever layout.

  8. Your card is amazing!!! I love lanterns, especially at Christmas and winter.

  9. Beautiful design Thanks for sharing over at Peace on Earth Christmas and hope to see you in future challenges.
    Elaine DT

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    613 Avenue Create DT
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    Simply Clean and Simple DT
    Love to Scrap DT
    Love to Craft DT
    Mix it up DT
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  10. Gorgeous lantern card, so pretty!!

  11. Gorgeous work, Kate, this is lovely! This would work well over at Christmas kickstart Challenge, Jo x

    1. Thanks for signing up, Kate, your card is just adorable. x

  12. Beautiful lantern and poinsettia pairing! Love the clean, fresh design. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational.


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